Meditation Deck Review
Wisdom of the Buddha
Artwork by Matthew Smith
This review is for Wisdom of the Buddha Mindfulness deck of 40 beautifully illustrated cards and it has a 120 page guidebook. Each card features an inspirational Buddhist quote and the vibrant and unique artwork by Matthew Smith. The guidebook offers deeper meditations inspired by Buddhist texts to help you attain the mindfulness you seek. Peace, balance and a life well lived are within you.
I was so excited when I opened this pack and saw the beautiful colorful cards. The guidebook is 120 pages and comes with an introduction about the Artwork and Symbolism, Buddha-Nature and Balance, about Paul Carus and Dwight Goddard and How to use this deck. It also explains all 40 cards in details and at the end a very useful glossary of terms and symbols.
A bit about the artist Matthew Smith. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1969, and moved to Hawaii in 1981. He graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1993 with a bachelors degree in fine art and painting. Mathew has painted for as long as he can remember. His themes are varied, but the common thread throughout his work is a feeling of peace. Matthew paints inviting images he hopes will calm the racing mind. He says,” If my work can draw someone in and they can get lost in the piece and forget, even for an instant, then I have helped create a moment of peace. That is my aim.”
About the Author:
Sarah Mascorro AKA Pixie Witch. I’m 45 years young and have been married to my soul mate for 28 plus year. We have 2 boys and live in good ole California. I was actually born in England but came to the states when I was 5.
I’m Pagan/Wiccan and have been practicing over 10 years now. I always knew I was different but didn’t figure it out till 2008, that’s when I came out of the broom closet. I’m a Witch and I’m proud of it. When I say different I mean I just didn’t fit in with what others did or believed in. I’m sure you all totally understand that feeling. Now I know though I’m not different, I’m me and there are so many others like me.
I hold rituals at my house with my circle for each Sabbat and we do a lot of witch crafts together. I love to do all types of crafts not just witchy like I make dream catchers, wood burn, make soaps and bath salts. I love to cross stitch and make latch hook rugs. I have a small page on Facebook that I sell my goodies. You can FIND THEM HERE at Pixiewitchcorner.
I love to cook and bake. My mother was a great cook & I picked up her talent. I love to make my own fun recipes and add some magick to them. I mean cooking is magickal right so why not add a little extra to it. I started a Kitchen Witch Group on Facebook over 4 years ago. If your on FB come check it out.
I love to spend my time with my hubby & boys. We love to be out in nature especially the beach & the forest. I belong in the forest, I guess all pixie’s do hee hee. My friends call me Pixie due to my size I’m 5’1 and barely 100 pounds with really long red and silver hair hee hee.
I collect stones like hag stones, labradorite, amethysts, quartz etc… I also collect witch statues, Goddess statues, owls, crows and the Moon. Oh & sea glass I cant forget that. Do tattoos count? If so I have over a 100 of them I’m about 80% covered.
Another hobby is photography. I love taking pictures of nature such as flowers, animals, trees, mountains, the ocean and my favorite of all the Moon.
I love to unwind two ways one is with a great book, usually witchy or paranormal ones catch my attention the most. I do read & research a lot about the human body and diseases due to my families rare health issues. The other is going outside under the stars and Moon. What a great way to end the day looking up at the dark beautiful sky.
That’s pretty much it, you see what you get hee hee. You either love me or hate me. Hopefully you all will love me haha.